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Nicely put, I agree.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: peppycat
Its hilarious when you do another culture badly.
But in the end, we are all humans, and our collective cultures are the property of all of us.
The same way we have "Cultural Heritage Sites". We all are an amalgamation of that which comes before us, and what we leave will be the precursor to whatever comes after us.
Our culture, or civilization, is the heritage of our species. Both beautiful and ugly.
originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
Which manual? The oppressive white male one or the yoga cultural appropriation one? I haven't read the yoga one, but I bet it's in both.
The world and cultures are meant to be shared. That's how we get better. Smash all our crap together, pick out the golden corn kernals, plant them and watch humanity grow.
originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: Dark Ghost
And you know what the funny part is?
Most of this 'white hatred' you see, is from whites on Tumblr and other social media.
Good old SJW's who think that culture appropriation and micro aggressions are a real thing.
White people are just eating themselves alive from the inside out.
I couldn't agree more. Western yoga classes, certainly the ones I have been to tend to lack the spiritual aspects and if truth be told, I find it a little disheartening when the teachers start going on about chakras and visualising balls of light.
originally posted by: xicor
With the practice of yoga in particular I do often get irritated by the way it is practiced in the mainstream of the United States. This is because for me Yoga is a spiritual practice that is supposed to be used for energy work, body-mind-spirit cleansing, and for transcendental experiences. The classes I have gone to a few times are superficial and just focus on the flexibility element for some reason and I get confused on what is the actual perspective of the people in the class. There is also the feeling that some of the people are Christians which wouldn't make sense when Yoga is still cerebrating Hindu, Buddhist, and pagan ideas at one level or another even for Western Yoga. The energy is really off and there is a lot of passive-aggressive vibes going around from my experiences in a typical mainstream class. I guess they are never going to satisfy my expectations of depth psychology and subtle energy practices lol...
I'm just going to stick with my community I'm apart of that actually knows how to properly use Yoga in combination with visualizations, chakra centers, tai chi, qigong, and other subtle healing martial art practices...
originally posted by: Dark Ghost
Why white people need to stop saying 'namaste'